Severstal started delivering metal for the Chevrolet Cobalt

Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works (part of the Division "Severstal Russian Steel") began to supply metal for a new car Chevrolet-Cobalt, whose production started in Uzbekistan at the company GM Uzbekistan.

CherMK has already been approved to supply metal for this model car and started shipment to the GM Uzbekistan. Car will be used for stamping a personal and non-personal details of the car, as well as GEARS. Especially for the new Chevrolet Cobalt at the Cherepovets Steel Mill had mastered the production of new grades of cold rolled and hot-rolled products. "Severstal" has the largest share in the supply of metal for GM Uzbekistan — more than 70%.

"We occupy a leading position in the supply of foreign automakers localize its production in Russia and the CIS", — the director of marketing and sales division "Severstal Russian Steel" Dmitry Gorshkov.

The first ten months of 2012 the Cherepovets Steel Mill supply metal for the automotive industry, located in the territory of Russia and CIS countries, by 15% compared to the same period in 2011. Increasing the supply occurred, including by increasing the supply at the company Kamaz, Renault-Nissan, Hyundai-Kia and "GAZ Group".

The total rental, shipped to the address of KAMAZ for the 10 months of 2012, increased by 4.7 times compared to the same period in 2011. Car goes into producing the same brand of trucks and heavy machinery.

In the address "GAZ Group" for 10 months of 2012, shipments increased by 15% compared to the same period in 2011. GAZ Group is a key client of "Severstal" (Cherepovets Steel share of supply is 72%), steel is used for the production of medium and light commercial vehicles, buses (PAZ, LiAZ), road construction equipment.

"Severstal" continues to be the main supplier for the alliance Renault-Nissan, covering 88% of the needs of enterprises in Russia in the metal rolling. Metal is used for the production of models produced locally.

In 2012, the company plans to deliver CherMK Hyundai-Kia more than 2 times more autosheet compared to deliveries in 2011. Car goes to the production car brand Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio.

"Automotive industry is a strategic focus for us and we plan to increase its presence in this segment of the economy. "Severstal" has all the key technical competencies to occupy the leading position in the supply of steel products in the industry, "- said Dmitry Gorshkov.

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